"I was impressed with the support the residents had in achieving their goals, and I was blown away by their Cardiology match list. Northwestern is a program that does not limit my growth — whether I want to become a General internist or sub-specialize — I know that I always have access to the resources I need to excel."
Years Two and Three
During the 26 rotations of the second and third years, each resident assumes additional responsibility functioning as a supervising resident on the general medicine, subspecialty and critical care rotations. The resident also assumes primary responsibility for ambulatory patients during several outpatient rotations (two to three rotations divided between the NMH emergency room and the VA ambulatory care areas). In addition, there are numerous elective rotations, which are selected from a list that includes research, ambulatory block medicine subspecialty electives, palliative care, women's health and sports medicine. Residents are scheduled for three weeks of vacation and one week for conferences per year.
Residents are on call every sixth day on the General Medicine Wards at NMH. At VA-Westside, teams are on call approximately every six days. On ICU rotations, call is every four days. There is a night float team at NMH every night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. This team is composed of two interns who cross-cover patients already in the hospital and one resident who admits new patients. Each resident spends two to four weeks on night float each year.
Sample Resident Schedule, Year One
Sample Resident Schedule, Year Two
|1||Outpatient Medicine VA|
|11||Nephrology Consult VA/
Sample Resident Schedule, Year Three
|6||Geriatrics / Neurology|